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Forum Post: The Occupiers and the State

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 28, 2011, 6:11 p.m. EST by darrenlobo (204)
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When establishment hacks like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich cozy up to the protesters, many of whom take them with open arms, we know something is wrong, because the very New Deal-Great Society style of governance that has ruled America for four generations is exactly what is responsible for the very disease the Occupiers wish to cure.


Divorcing the ruling class from state power, using political power to equalize the economy, is the most fanciful aspiration humans have ever considered. Lord Acton was right that no class is fit to govern. It is why when the disenfranchised grab the reins of the state, they almost always become as despotic as those they have supplanted. Instead, we must all reject the state and all its works. Government is the iron fist, and its promises of welfare and universal humanitarianism always come with nightsticks, tear gas, and rubber bullets, at best. When the state offers you a hand up or a handout, notice the blood dripping from its fingers.




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[-] 2 points by alfi (469) 12 years ago

I have read numerous articles in the local newspaper, the Honolulu Star Advertiser, by Krugman. During the 4 years after Obama got elected, I have seen Krugman say things in these articles that would make a 99%-er cringe. I have watched him propagate the ideas of the 1% many times. The I saw his articles slowly changing in content adjusting with every passing day to the mounting discontent of the population - because you gotta be smooth and subtle to have effective propaganda. I have no respect for Krugman and his sucking up to us now.

[-] 2 points by freeman (2) 12 years ago

We will separate corporation and state. We will use political power to equalize the economy. The fact that you think these are fanciful aspirations will help our cause.

[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 12 years ago

Political power = violence. No good ever comes from it. Let's do away with political power so we can live in harmony. Free markets not regulated ones.

[-] 2 points by skizzy (445) 12 years ago

Paul Krugman and Robert Reich are try to co opt the movement